Current GSE Scholar in Residence Father Michael J. Garanzini, S.J., is among only eight distinguished Illinois citizens recently awarded the state’s top honor, the Order of Lincoln, by The Lincoln Academy.
Fr. Garanzini was a member of the GSE’s full time faculty before he served as President of Loyola University Chicago for 14 years, assuming the role of Chancellor in 2015. He is a distinguished university administrator, professor, author, and scholar who has spent the majority of his career working in higher education and is well known for his work on behalf of children and families.
The Lincoln Academy was established in 1964 to identify and honor exceptional Illinoisans whose contributions have brought honor to the state and have advanced the betterment of humanity. Laureates receive the Order of Lincoln at a convocation ceremony held each spring.